MATTOON - Hannah Huebbe fired a complete-game shutout and Sarah Waylock went yard as the Hawks defeated John Wood 5-0 in the opener of the Region 24 tournament at Mattoon on Thursday.
Amanda Sartoris went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs batted in for the Hawks (43-8) who are now ranked No. 4 in the NJCAA Division II national poll.
Huebbe (18-3) allowed just two hits and one walk. The Hawks play Lincoln Land today at Mattoon in the second round of the regional tournament.
NJCAA Div. II Region 24 tourney
Heartland… 031 010 0 - 5-11-0
John Wood… 000 000 0 - 0-2-0
WP-Huebbe (18-3). LP-Lucht.
Home runs-Heartland-Waylock (solo in 5th).
Hitting stars-Heartland-Waylock (2 hits, HR, 2R, RBI), Sartoris (2 hits, 2 RBI, R).
Pitching star-Heartland-Huebbe (7 IP, 4 SO, BB, 2 H, 0 R).